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Dani Vasquez, Social Media Strategist

Dani manages all of the social media accounts for the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. Since moving to the area and beginning her career in tourism, she has enjoyed getting to know more about the community and events in the area and sharing them with all of you!

"A Christmas Story" Comes Home Returns to Indiana Welcome Center

You know it’s the holiday season when it’s time to unwrap the"A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit, on display at Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. If you have never been to this spectacular display, then you don’t yet know what you’re missing! This exhibit is completely free and is open from November 14 - January 3, 2021. This exhibit is centered on the popular movie - I am sure you have seen once, twice, or more than 20 times - “A Christmas Story.” The Macy’s window displays showcase the fictional town of Hohman which is really low and behold, the author (and movie narrator) Jean Shepherd’s hometown, Hammond, Indiana…

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Almost Heaven - John Denver’s America at Theatre at the Center

Already a John Denver fan, I was eager to see this production of Almost Heaven – John Denver’s America at Theatre at the Center in Munster (now through March 12, 2020). I wasn’t sure how this would be organized; I only knew there would be a lot of familiar folk music. That was enough to drag my fiancé to Theatre at the Center with me for a matinee showing. Folk lover or not, you will be a fan of John Denver by the end of the show and be singing “Country Roads” or “Rocky Mountain High” for multiple days after…

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Savor the South Shore is Underway!

Savor the South Shore, the region’s 6th annual Restaurant Week, kicked off Monday, February 17 and will continue until March 1, 2020! Maybe you have a restaurant you haven’t tried yet, or a favorite that you haven’t been to in a while, Savor the South Shore is the time to check it out. This amazing event means it’s time to go to as many restaurants as possible for lunch and dinner in a span of two weeks. With 39 different restaurants participating in the region, there will be plenty of variety and some great deals…

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Valentine's Day Gifts from the Region

If you’re looking for that perfect gift for your special someone, look no further! Here are some spots in Northwest Indiana where you can find a romantic Valentine’s Day gift. Albert’s Diamond Jewelers – There is always room for something sparkly in your significant other’s life. The staff at Albert’s in Schererville or Southlake Mall in Hobartwill be sure to help you pick out the best piece of jewelry to fit the occasion…

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